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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's All-SSD RAID Server

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD RAID server optimized to deliver well more than 1 million IOPS performing random reads. The SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the fastest memory and server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system. Now, save 5% on SpeedServers.

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM)
  • Design your ultimate storage servers based on SSD RAID with our SR-71mach6 Configurator.
  • For a powerful but more affordable 1U all-SSD RAID server, look at the SR-70mach6 SpeedServer.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is based on Intel Data Center SSDs, over-provisioned for greater endurance and better random write performance.

Sure, you can still deploy servers with spinning rust. But why? Pretend for a moment that the performance of an all-SSD server - very high IOPS, very low latency and amazing bandwidth - is of no value to your organization. What is the value of the higher reliability of SSDs? What tolerance does your organization have for downtime? For slow RAID rebuilds? SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built entirely with SSD, using RAID, to produce a storage server of very high reliability. SpeedServer? StorageServer? SR-71mach6 is a server, SSD-optimized for the highest performance possible.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can also be built using Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. Or with NVMe Flash drives delivering much lower latency than SATA SSDs. If the requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, any or all of those technologies can be combined for an optimum mix of performance and capacity with no spinning rust. DCIG suggests that "Any organization that has yet to adopt an all-flash storage infrastructure for all active workloads is operating at a competitive disadvantage."

What would an All-SSD server do for the performance of your database? An All-SSD Windows File Server? Or, an All-SSD Open-E JovianDSS storage server?


Most storage solutions, especially "all-Flash arrays", depend on some "secret sauce", proprietary technology. Is your organization prepared to commit to that secret sauce and the future of the technology and the company that provides it? Is that solution tailored for your organization's requirements? Better than your own team can do with a good platform? The ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is SSD-optimized with years of Flash storage experience, but you choose the hardware and the software that makes your SpeedServer special, with no proprietary hardware or firmware or software. Does a file server, call it NAS if you prefer, that can share more than 10 GBytes per second or more than one million IOPS need any "secret sauce"? Worried about other interfaces or "future-proofing this investment"? A typical configuration has 5-6 open PCE Express slots. How much I/O flexibility do your other choices offer?
Contact ion to take the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer for a testdrive!

ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
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SR-71mach5 SQLIO 8kB & 64kB
Spinning Rust: (3) 8x HDD RAID 0
SR-71mach5 with (24) 1600GB Intel S3610 SSDs
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays with 8x 1TB partitions each
3 SQLIO threads per partition with NTFS File Systems
5x 30 minute tests
8kB Data Random Write 101,350 792 1 3,634 28 104
8kB Data Random Read 770,525 6,020 0 4,825 38 158
8kB Data Sequential Write 25,478 199 7      
8kB Data Sequential Read 768,000 6,000 0      
64kB Data Random Write 18,768 1,173 11      
64kB Data Random Read 144,491 9,031 1      
64kB Data Sequential Write 16,865 1,054 12      
64kB Data Sequential Read 147,886 9,243 0      
SR-71mach5 March 2015 SQLIO: Spinning Disk RAID 0
SR-71mach4 SQLIO 8kB & 64kB
SR-71mach4 with (24) 800GB Intel S3500 SSDs
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays with 1x 2.3TB partitions each
64 SQLIO threads per partition with NTFS File Systems
5x 30 minute tests
3 x 2300GB NTFS RAID 10 Volumes  
8kB Data Random Write 205,710 1,565 1
8kB Data Random Read 506,810 3959 0
8kB Data Sequential Write 274,256 2,143 0
8kB Data Sequential Read 559,315 4,370 0
64kB Data Random Write 26,779 1,674 14
64kB Data Random Read 133,333 8,333 2
64kB Data Sequential Write 56,399 3,525 7
64kB Data Sequential Read 132,171 8,261 2
SR-71mach4 November 2013

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